Visiting Boston Common

Covering almost fifty acres of Boston’s land, The Boston Common, has seen much of our country’s history take place on its beaustiful green feilds. This park is the oldest in our country, it marks the beginning of the famous Freedom Trail. It is now the main point of what is known as the Emerald Necklace. The Emerald Necklace is a chain of beautiful parks weiving in and out of Boston’s city and neighborhoods. Theses parks are homes to some of the most beautiful trees and shrubbery, especially during the fall, when their leaves turn into such a variety of colors it almost looks fake. It almost has the feel of Central Park in New York City with so much green surrounded by tall city sky scrappers reflecting the glow of the sun on their glasssy sides. It truly is a beautiful site to see.

Talk about history! The Boston Common began as a pasture for cattle back in 1634. However, this was not its only purpose. It was also home of many public hangings until the year of 1817. Thirteen years later, in 1830, cattle was prohibited from graizing on the feilds of the park. Ever since, it has been a public park used for a variety of recreational events and home to many historical sites and monuments. Along with all theses sites to see is one of Boston’s oldest graveyards, The Central Burrying Ground, which is the resting ground for many soldiers whose lives were taken during the Battle of Bunker Hill in 1775. Lets not forget about the Freedom Trail, as mentioned earlier. It is a two and a half mile trail that visits the home of sixteen different historical sites, starting at The Boston Common and ending at The Bunker Hill Monument.

The combination of history, beauty and being surrounded by Boston’s city make The Boston Common a site like no other. Seeing a place that has been a plot for much of the history you read about in textbooks through school has a certain significance of its own to it. Visit the Boston Common, you will feel as if you have gained much more than just an experience.